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Latest News - 02/2017

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Man selling counterfeit converse at music festival fined almost £100,000

27 February 2017

27.02.17 - Paul Jerome O'Hea and his company Vintage Cowboy Ltd were taken to court after Trading Standards caught him selling the fake trainers.

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ACG meet Turkish Customs Delegation

27 February 2017

27.02.17 - The Intellectual Property Office hosted a Turkish Customs Study Visit to the UK last week...

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Notts shopkeepers jailed for counterfeit cigarette offences

26 February 2017

26.02.17 - Hersh Kareen Hasson, 31 of St Anne’s Close, Derby, and Shakawan Salah, 38 of Low Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, who jointly run Andrew’s News and Booze on Lower Road, pleaded guilty to eight offences against the Trademark Act (1994) and four offences against the Consumer Protection Act (1987). Hasson received a 27-month sentence and Salah was handed a 30-month prison sentence.

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Toxic counterfeit vodka sold to undercover Blackpool Council Trading Standards officer

23 February 2017

23.02.17 - The first batch – 12 one-litre bottles of vodka, labelled as Glen’s – contained methanol, a harmful chemical which if consumed can cause blindness, coma or death.

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Taking on the giant

23 February 2017

23.02.17 - A Brand Briefing for the British Brands Group supplied by Melanie McGuirk of Pannone Corporate LLP.

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Wolverhampton shop loses licence after £6k worth of counterfeit tobacco found

23 February 2017

23.02.17 - The cigarettes found were a mixture of counterfeit products and foreign products for which the UK duty hadn’t been paid. Foreign brands Minx and MZ were found, as well as fake Richmond, Royals and Mayfair cigarettes.

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Man charged in fake airbag investigation

17 February 2017

17.02.17 - Robert Czernik, aged 35, of Blackbird Close, Poole, Dorset was charged with selling goods likely to be mistaken for a registered trade mark (Trade Marks Act).

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Gloucestershire TS net counterfeit goods 'worth almost £10,000'

17 February 2017

17.02.17 - A shop owner and two assistants have received suspended prison sentences after illegal tobacco potentially worth thousands of pounds was discovered at an off-licence.

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Result! Co Derry trader fined for selling counterfeit vodka

16 February 2017

16.02.17 - A County Derry trader has been fined £1,500 by Derry Magistrates after pleading guilty to selling under-strength counterfeit vodka.

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Atherstone sweet shop worker fined for selling counterfeit cigarettes

16 February 2017

16.02.17 - Morad Mohmad Ahmed (39) was working at Congraves Sweets and Treats, in Long Street, when it was raided by Trading Standards last March. Nuneaton Magistrates' Court heard officials found packets of fake Golden Virginia tobacco, along with fake versions of Richmond cigarettes from a secret holdall in the shop.

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ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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